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API (Application Programming Interface)

API (Application Programming Interface) Definition:

API or application programming interface is software with established protocols and rules that make it possible for two applications to interact or communicate with each other.

API is an intermediary that allows data transfer processing between systems. This process lets logistics companies permit third-party stakeholders or partners to access their application functionality and data. The system protocols enable the company to link to the various applications they use every day. For many businesses, API saves time by enhancing innovation and collaboration. For instance, on our container transport company website, API software may give access to our services by region while the other API provides data on our offers and rates. This integration of data makes service delivery in many companies efficient and reliable.

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